Washington Commanders Release Quarterback Carson Wentz After One Season

Credit: Carson Wentz/Instagram

The Washington Commanders have announced the release of quarterback Carson Wentz and safety Bobby McCain, as per a statement shared on the team's website on Monday.

Wentz had joined the NFC East team after an offseason trade with the Indianapolis Colts in March last year.

During his tenure with the Commanders, Wentz participated in eight games, starting in seven and achieving 11 touchdowns, while completing 62.3% of his passes and totaling 1,755 yards. However, he also had nine interceptions.

Wentz sustained a finger injury in the game against the Chicago Bears, leading him to miss over half of the season.

Despite the Commanders' belief that Wentz's veteran experience could aid them in reaching the playoffs, his absence from several games ultimately impeded the team's progress, the Commanders said in their release.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Commanders will now benefit from a salary cap saving of $26.17 million following Wentz's departure.

In his most recent Instagram post, Wentz expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to play with the Commanders and for the relationships he had built with his teammates.

Meanwhile, McCain had been with the Commanders since 2021, playing in 34 games, with 32 starts, and achieving 139 tackles and four interceptions.

Following Wentz's departure, Sam Howell and Taylor Heinicke are the remaining quarterbacks on the team, with Heinicke expected to become a free agent in March.

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